There are contradictory reports on Andhra Chief Minister Y S Reddy and his helicopter, which went missing on Wednesday morning.
Home Ministry sources said there had been no contact yet with the CM or his pilot. This contradicts the Andhra Police chief, who said the chief minister had landed safely in Andhra’s Kurnool district.
Civil Aviation sources too said he was safe.
Apart from YS Reddy and two pilots, the CM’s chief security officer and a senior IAS officer were also on board the helicopter.
The Chief Minister took off at 8.30 am from Kurnool. He was headed to Chittoor for an official function and was scheduled to land at 10.45 am. It has been raining very heavily in Andhra Pradesh.
Earlier this afternoon, there were reports that the CM had landed in a forest 45 minutes from Kurnool town. The Andhra government at that time said it did not want to give details on the location of the landing because this is an area where Naxals are very active.